HYDERABAD: TDP MLC and senior most leader Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu died Tuesday at the age of 71. According to reports, he passed away during the early hours (around 2:50 AM) in the care hospital in Hyderabad. Gali was suffering from severe fever since a couple of days. He was shifted from a hospital in Tirupathi to Hyderabad recently for the better care.
But due to high dengue fever and multi-organ failure, things have gone out of the way for doctors.
He had held the cabinet post in the Ministry for Education, Forest and Higher Education and has a record of being elected for six terms to the State Assembly.
After some differences with the Telugu Desam party, he moved out and contested with ticket from the Congress party and won the election in 2004.
However, he later resigned from Congress and joined back TDP in 2008 and was elected to Andhra Pradesh Assembly in 2009.
Reports further said that Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu's last rites will be performed at his native village in Chittoor district.
Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu made a political entry with TDP after NTR invited him in 1983. He worked as a lecturer in Guntur Arts and Science College before that. Gali represented Nagari constituency and is known for his developmental works there.
Gali was born on June 9 1947 in Venkatramapuram in Chittoor district. He is survived by wife Saraswati, two sons and a daughter. He got a rare record in his name for winning six consecutive times as MLA from Puttur. Gali served as Educational minister (1984), Forest and Environment Minister (1987) and Higher Educational minister (1994). Gali joined Congress after differences in opinions with TDP in 2004 and later joined TDP in 2008.
Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu has a long history as a politician. He has the history of serving as a minister multiple times and won six times as an MLA.
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